The Belmont Ensemble and Trafalgar Sinfonia will be performing a series of concerts at Freemasons’ Hall from February to July.
The concerts will take place on Saturday 19 February, Saturday 26 March, Sunday 24 April and Saturday 28 May, with performances at 5pm and 7:30pm. They will include musical gems by Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach, Handel and Pachelbel.
Special concerts will also take place on Saturday 21 May, Saturday 25 June and Saturday 23 July, all at 5pm, with Mozart and the Moonlight Sonata performed under candlelight.
On Saturday 19 February, the Belmont Ensemble and Trafalgar Sinfonia will perform Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Bach’s Air on the G String, and Pachelbel’s Canon in D. On Saturday 26 March, the selection is Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Albinoni’s Adagio, and Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico Concerto No 2 (first movement).
For Sunday 24 April, the selected pieces are again Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Bach’s Air on the G String, and Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Finally, on Saturday 28 May, guests will have a second chance to appreciate Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Albinoni’s Adagio, and Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico Concerto No 2 (first movement).
The Grand Temple at Freemasons’ Hall, located in the heart of Covent Garden, will host the combined group of some of London’s finest musicians. While enjoying the concerts, the audience will also be able to experience the splendour of the Grand Temple, including the majestic organ with its ornate pipes, as well as the stunning mosaics that surround the ceiling. Built in the centre of the splendid art deco Freemasons’ Hall, which was designed as a pentagon to suit the irregular space in which it is located, the Grand Temple is rich with multicoloured details of blue, gold and white.
Tickets are available online at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vivaldi-the-four-seasons-by-candlelight-tickets-159300069797 and will also be available at the door from one hour before each concert.
Dr David Staples, chief executive of the United Grand Lodge of England, commented: “Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart were the foremost composers of their time. It is an honour to welcome the Belmont Ensemble and Trafalgar Sinfonia to perform with us again. We hope the concert will bring world-class music to many people, while also allowing the audience to take in some of the stunning architecture of our headquarters here in London.”